(UPDATED 12:43 p.m.)—A panel has recommended selling a Towson Fire Station so it can be redeveloped as a shopping center that includes a Royal Farms store.
The property, located at the intersection of York Road and Bosley Avenue, has served as a fire station since 1958, and the county estimates the overall value of the sale to be $8.5 million, according to a news release.
"The County is faced with the need to replace three aging facilities. The old way was for the County to borrow money - taxpayer dollars - and rebuild the facilities, taking on additional debt," County Executive Kamenetz said in a news release. "Our County Government must do business differently during these tough economic times. The old models simply will not work if you are committed to investing in public education, public safety and rebuilding an aging infrastructure while keeping tax rates stable.
The sale still has to be approved by the Baltimore County Council. The panel also recommended selling county owned North Point Government Center in Dundalk and a police substation in Randallstown.
The proposed development would also feature a gas station, fast food restaurant and a bank.
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